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Endurance Is Golden


Feeling through the mud, I felt the weight and shape of what could only be gold. Throwing my hand in the water revealed a sixteen-gram nugget oozing with character.

Benton’s Rich Silver


Prospectors looking for the next Comstock Lode tried mining for silver in the Benton Hot Springs area in California in 1862. On a ridge southeast of the town, they found what they were looking for—rich hornsilver.

Which Specific Gravity Test Works Best?


Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?

Final Buckhorn Mountain Study Released


The Washington Department of Ecology recently issued a revised environmental study of a proposed Okanogan County gold mine. The study is an amendment to one done in 1997 for the proposed Crown Jewel open pit mine on Buckhorn Mountain near Chesaw.

Bucket Dredged Boulder Gold


The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.

Directory of Active Mines in Arizona Available


The Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources has released the Directory of Active Mines in Arizona, 2001-2002.

Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors


After almost 50 years of service to the mining industry, Burl Cheely, owner of Gold Diver’s and the manufacturer of the Couple-Jet and Taper-Jet line of dredges, is retiring.

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